Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The house of the rooster / A casa do galo


Looking to the roof, we can see why this house is locally known as the "house of the rooster." Apart from this feature, it's just a nice half-timbered house coated with metal sheet, one of the few still resisitng from this beautiful art of building nearly extincted. Small but sufficient for the needs, surrounded by a nice yard and the best views ... What else can a person need?
Olhando para o telhado, podemos ver porque razão esta casa é localmente conhecida pela "casa do galo". Tirando essa particularidade, é apenas uma simpática casa de tabique revestido a chapa, um dos exemplares que ainda resistem dessa bela arte de construir à beira da extinção. Pequena quanto baste, suficiente para as necessidades, rodeada de um belo quintal e melhores vistas... De que mais pode uma pessoa precisar?
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6 comments:

glorv1 said...

What else can a person need? Hmmm...maybe a CAFECITO. :D
Very nice painting, serene beauty. Thanks for sharing.

Rafael Carvalho said...

Se tem tabique tem qualidade...
Cumprimentos.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Gloria, a cafecito would be a must if enjoyed at the entrance of this house... Taste of heaven :))

Rafael, essa é uma grande verdade: Leveza, robustez, boas propriedades isotérmicas, e uma beleza ímpar.

Mineke Reinders said...

Your paintings seem to inspire daydreams about a simpler time and life - modest but full of good things. The house of the rooster appeals very much to that imagination. I don't know if it is a real house or not, but it certainly looks like a place one would be happy to see and spend some time.

F.M.Marrouch said...

Hola Paulo, este trabajo , como todos los anteriores, tiene todo el encanto de la zona rural, aún virgen de contaminación, es un placer verlos y disfrutar de la tranquilidad que despide, eres un gran dibujante y el colorido que le das le da un aire antiguo que va muy bein al tema, enhorabuena.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Mineke, those daydreams always come across my mind, and it's easy to include a little charming house like this... It doesn't exist in reality, but it's inpired in many that still can be seen here, although sadly abandoned in most cases.

F.M. Marrouch, el encanto de la vida rural, la sencillez y tranquilidad son algunas de mis inspiraciones, aún que hoy en día es más sencillo encontrarlos en la memoria y imaginación que en realidad...